Soil: Clay/silt, whit a good skeletal structure, high in organic substance, and a good nitrogen-carbon ratio. Higher in active limestone, which makes it ideal for the quality of the wines.
Cultivation of the vineyard: The vines are cultivated using biodynamic techniques. Only copper, sulphur and biodynamic preparations are used as defence against disease. We work to increase the humus through green manure and biodynamic soil preparations. No synthetic chemical products are used.
Harvest: Late harvest, at the end of October. Harvesting by hand with bunch selection of our oldest Sagrantino vines, with Palmetta training system.
Grape variety: Sagrantino 100%.
Vinification: Prolonged fermentation with indigenous yeasts in open terracotta jars with daily manual punch down of the cap, and post-fermentation maceration for 3 months, soft pressing with a horizontal membrane press.
Ageing: Minimum 4 years in old Slavonian oak casks, with racking and oxygenation during the first few months. The wine is then bottled without filtration or addition of sulphur dioxide.
Bottle ageing: 12 months. Marketed in 75cl, 1.5Lt, and 3Lt bottles.
Tasting: A dark garnet colour, this wine expresses an olfactory profile of rare elegance and nobility. Strong and majestic on the palate; warm, soft and full-bodied in structure. The tannins are very fine and the finish is of exemplary length.
Pairing suggestions: This wine should be enjoyed with game, noble poultry, roast kid or lamb.
Serving temperature: 18° - 20°C. Uncork at least two hours before serving.
Vintages available: 2012, 2013, 2015
Bottling date on the label, year 2013:
Total sulphur dioxide: 26 mg/Lt
Volatile acidity: 0.96 gr/Lt
Total acidity: 5.2 gr/Lt
Alcohol content: 15,5 %
0,75 L 50 € - 1,50 L 180 € - 3,00 L 480 €